The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) trains extremely competitive and highly skilled educational and other professionals who are in high demand and are respected worldwide. We are rated among the top three Universities in the country. Teaching at UEW is strongly research-based, anchored on high regard for teachers and top-quality teaching significant for successfully delivering excellent education. We are a University with 100% of our lecturers also being professional educators. Courses are taught by industry experts bringing to the door-steps of students their insight, experience and support as they prepare students for their future career. Students of our University learn directly from world-class researchers.
Our University encourages creative and independent thinking in students and exposes students to other cultures and backgrounds. We create opportunities for our students to conquer intellectual challenges; develop a sense of achievement; build initiative and leadership skills that can be used for life; establish professional connections, networks and contacts by creating the environment for our students to mix with inspiring academic staff and professionals who are leading experts in their field.
With our over 40 Distance Education Centres dotted across the length and breadth of the country and with our very effective monitoring mechanisms, we are strategically positioned and well resourced to bring education to the door-steps of many people who desire to further their education but who may be constrained by the schedules of their job.
Respect for diversity, gender equity and social inclusion
The University is a harbinger in the promotion of equity and social inclusion, prevention of discrimination and creating an atmosphere of respect for diversity. We recognise and actively eliminate practices and structures that create and sustain inequality to contribute to the quality of the multicultural and multilingual university community. Our University continues to admit, train and support students with different abilities and disabilities such as blindness, low vision, hard of hearing, deafness, and deaf blindness, as well as physical disability to enable them to participate fully in meaningful ways in society. Respect for diversity, gender equity and social inclusion is at the core of the values of the University. Our Gender Mainstreaming Directorate, Department of Special Education and the Counselling Unit are there to offer guidance and support to students who have encountered harassment, bullying, discrimination or any other kind of unequal treatment.
Bustling student life Activities
An important part of students’ study experiences is student life. Our University offers many extracurricular opportunities for several events to be organised by student organisations operating within the Student Union community. Whatever your interests are, you are likely to find compatible people and the right activities of your choice.
Services and Facilities
The University offers enormous access to affordable student housing, basic health care services, sports facilities and student-priced meals at our restaurants and food court all in a secure and cosy environment. In addition, transport services across the various campuses to connect students from various halls and hostels to campus, and entertainment events and attractions are abound.
We have very functional yet inspiring: historical buildings from the pre-existing institutions that transformed into UEW combined with state-of-the-art buildings, laboratories and versatile classrooms for learning. All students have access to comprehensive ICT services, electronic learning platforms and study materials. All four campuses have modern libraries with printed books and journals, plus e-resources that can be accessed remotely. Instead of having to buy all your study materials, you can use the library resources for free. We have co-creative public learning and meeting space for students to meet and share ideas.
We are constantly updating our facilities on all our campuses and are currently transforming our teaching, leisure and study spaces to create an even more inspiring environment to enable students to focus on their studies and future.
Support for Students
The University has a wide range of scholarships and bursaries open to new and current students at the undergraduate level. These are designed to support students who face financial pressures. These vary from university-wide bursaries; the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship Fund (VCSF) to organisation-specific scholarships as and when these organisations deem it necessary. Search our bursaries and scholarships to find out more.
Through our international alliances and partnerships with internationally recognised universities, students are given the opportunity to travel and experience life overseas through our study abroad programmes. This deepens further students’ exposure to other cultures and backgrounds and enrich their experiences.
Location and Local Communities
We are located across all four campuses in vibrant local communities with beautiful parks on the doorstep and, the hustle and bustle of the communities, a few steps away from campus that transcends diversity to embody the unique character of the University.
Winneba located a few kilometres from Accra along the Gulf of Guinea is known for the ‘Aboakyer’, deer-hunting festival, New Year fancy dress carnival/masquerading festival and a rich musical tradition noted for producing several renowned musical groups in the country. The imposing buildings of the University overlook the beautiful scenic beaches of Efutu with their bustling activities.
The Ajumako Campus is located at Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam District in the Central Region of Ghana. It is famous for being the birthplace of Ottobah Cuguano, an abolitionist of the 18th century. The main occupation of the natives is farming with emerging markets at Breman Essiam and Ajumako.
Our communities offer the excitement of their rich urban culture full of events, contrasted against the relaxing energy of its scenic nature and clean air with much of the communities covered in gorgeous green areas. Efficient transport systems coupled with their strategic locations on major roads and nearness to several other tertiary institutions give students easy access around the communities and to other institutions for academic purposes and to network. The communities constitute some of the most liveable areas in Ghana.